Tanker Arrives in Yemen to Start Risky Oil Pumping Operation
By Mohammed Hatem
Jul 16, 2023 (Bloomberg) –A United Nations oil tanker arrived in Yemen on Sunday to begin the risky operation of pumping over a million barrels of crude oil from a decaying tanker in danger of exploding and causing an environmental disaster.
The Nautica arrived at the port of Hodiedah, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak tweeted, to start a pumping operation that’s been in the works for years. The ship, moored off the Yemen coast, has been described as a “ticking time bomb.”
The UN says the transfer operation might take up to two weeks.
© 2023 Bloomberg L.P.
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